Teacher burnout: can we prevent it, or is that the wrong question?


As we prepare for our Youth Mental Health Question Time event in London this evening, Lucinda Powell considers a meta-analysis looking at the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing teacher burnout.

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Preventing anxiety with psychological and educational interventions


Inês Pote publishes her debut elf blog about a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of psychological and/or educational interventions in the prevention of anxiety.

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Mental illness and neurobiological correlates in the transgender population


Dean Connolly publish their debut blog on a literature review of transgender research, which reports on the prevalence of mental illness in the transgender population.

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WHO cares? Treatment coverage for substance use disorders: results from 26 countries


Ian Hamilton reports on an analysis of data from the World Mental Health Surveys, which estimates treatment coverage for people with substance use disorders.

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Improving health related quality of life for people with dementia in care homes


Hilary Shepherd writes her debut blog on a new paper from the WHELD cluster RCT, which looks at the impact of antipsychotic review and psychosocial intervention on health-related quality of life in people with dementia living in care homes.

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Can virtual reality CBT help people with psychosis be more sociable?

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André Tomlin appraises a new RCT published today of virtual reality CBT versus waiting list control for paranoid ideation and social avoidance in people with psychosis.

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What causes emotional blunting in people taking antidepressants? Results from a survey


Linda Gask looks at a recent survey of people with depression that explores their experiences of emotional blunting. The research finds that nearly half of depressed patients on antidepressants report significant emotional blunting, but it’s impossible to say whether this is caused by their medication or the depression itself.

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Facing our inner voices: AVATAR therapy for auditory hallucinations in people with psychosis

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Joe Barnby summarises a recent RCT in The Lancet Psychiatry of AVATAR therapy for auditory verbal hallucinations in people with psychosis.

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Prevention and early intervention for youth mental illness: how should we focus our limited resources? #MQScienceMeeting


André Tomlin presents a summary of all the evidence we have highlighted over the last 3 years relating to prevention and early intervention for mental illness in young people.

This blog accompanies the #MQScienceMeeting coverage this week, which you can follow on Twitter.

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Youth online discussion forums: how do young people support each other and what do they talk about?


Masters students from the ICH Child and Adolescent Mental Health course explore a recent qualitative study into how young people use the Kooth online discussion forum for emotional and mental health issues.

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